"The Country has limited budget. We have to target it. Whom do we give subsidy? Should the affluent section of society take away the subsidy? Or poor women should get this subsidy. This is also related to sustainable development and empowerment of women," he added. There have been strict instructions that those earning more than Rs 10 lakh a year, should give up LPG subsidy. But it is more of middle and lower middle class people like retired teachers or employees who are doing so, he said.